Most Cryptos Aren't Commodities, Defendants Claim in CFTC Case

Defendants from a cryptocurrency services company charged with fraud by the CFTC are pushing back against the the agency's assertion that cryptocurrencies are commodities. In January, the CFTC charged My...
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Imperfect Pictures: Bitcoin Lightning Images Aren't What They Seem

There's more to bitcoin's lightning network than meets the eye. That said, data visualizations have become a favorite tool for bitcoin users eager to tell the story of the steady adoption...
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Spain's Tax Authorities Seek Crypto User Names and Bank Accounts

Spanish tax authorities have sent requests for information on cryptocurrency investors to over 60 companies, a source at the country's tax agency confirmed to CoinDesk following reports in local media....
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Mike Hearn: Bitcoin Cash Is Repeating Bitcoin's Mistakes

A long-time bitcoin developer who quit the project in 2016 broke his silence on Thursday, opening up on the state of the project in a lengthy reddit Q&A. There, Mike Hearn,...
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There's a Facebook Alternative, It's Called Self-Sovereign Identity

Kaliya " Identity Woman " Young is a co-founder of the Internet Identity Workshop  and of HumanFirst.Tech and an independent expert on blockchain and identity systems who consults with governments,...
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BitFlyer Adds Computer Language Co-Creator as Advisor

BitFlyer has hired the co-creator of a programming language as an advisor to help with its scaling and enterprise blockchain efforts. Tom Love, co-creator of the programming language Objective-C -...
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Coinbase to Let Users Withdraw Funds from Bitcoin Forks

Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase said Thursday that, in the coming months, it will let customers withdraw funds resulting from forks of the bitcoin network. In a blog post , the startup...
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SEC Chief Touts Benefits of Crypto Regulation

The SEC's highest-ranking official appears to be softening his stance toward ICOs. At a Princeton University event Thursday, SEC chairman Jay Clayton went so far as to reject the idea...
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Swiss Central Banker: State-Backed Crypto Would Pose 'Incalculable Risks'

A member of the Swiss National Bank's governing body said Thursday that central bank digital currencies (CBDC), if created, would pose risks to financial stability while offering few tangible benefits....
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Japanese Research Group Calls for 'Appropriate' ICO Rules

A research group in Japan has put forward a series of proposals related to initial coin offerings, including those focused on investor protection and money laundering prevention. Spearheaded by a...
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Malta Finance Regulator Warns Against Crypto Margin Trading Site

Malta's government has released a new warning about a cryptocurrency margin trading site. StocksBTC  claims on its website to be registered with the agency and to have a physical location...
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RBI Bars Banks From Doing Business With Crypto Firms

India's central bank said Thursday that the banks and financial institutions it oversees will no longer be allowed to work with cryptocurrency exchanges and other related services. "It has been...
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Korean Police Detain 4 Crypto Exchange Execs Over Alleged Embezzlement

South Korean police have detained four executives from two cryptocurrency exchanges over alleged embezzlement. Revealed Thursday, those questioned by police reportedly included Kim Ik-hwan, the CEO of Coinnest, though the...
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Hacked Verge Token Takes A Price Hit



Privacy-focused cryptocurrency verge (XVG) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the last 24 hours, but the technical charts indicate better times may lie ahead. Notably, the...
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Chainalysis Raises $16 Million for Real-Time Crypto Compliance

Blockchain startup Chainalysis has today announced a new real-time cryptocurrency compliance tool and a $16 million Series A investment from Benchmark Capital. Founded in 2014, Chainalysis provides cryptocurrency exchanges, international...
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An XRP ICO? It's On Whether Ripple Likes It or Not

It turns out, you can launch crypto tokens on Ripple's XRP Ledger, and a small group of coders are seeking to be among the first to do it. Stepping back,...
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IBM Envisions App Testing Powered By Blockchain

IBM may one day be testing software applications on a blockchain system, public filings show. In a patent application released Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the...
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US Crypto Tax Policy Isn't Just Crazy, It's Cruel



Perianne Boring is the founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's Crypto and Taxes 2018 series. "April is the cruelest...
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Electronics Giant Foxconn to Build Sirin Labs' Blockchain Phone

A subsidiary of Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn is to help develop and build a blockchain phone from Sirin Labs, a news report indicates. The Android-based smartphone - called the Finney...
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Make or Break? Bitcoin Risks Bear Revival Below $6.5K



Bitcoin (BTC) fell below the $7,000 mark on Wednesday, neutralizing the immediate bullish outlook. More worryingly for the bulls, a further decline towards $6,425 (recent low) would turn the tide...
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